Stories for October 2002


Thursday, October 31

Kit Carson Shootout is this weekend

A showcase of top youth soccer talent will be on display when the annual Kit Carson Shootout takes place this weekend.

Douglas loses to Reno 3-1, misses playoffs for second consecutive season

RENO -- When Douglas beat Reno 1-0 earlier this season in Minden, it scored in the fourth minute and clinged to that lead throughout. The Huskies, though, didn't allow the same thing to happen again on Wednesday night.

Dayton Junior Pee Wees win league title

The Dayton Valley Junior Pee Wee Blue Devils Pop Warner football team finished the regular season with a come-from-behind 13-12 win over Feather River Tigers to win the league championship.

Hitting the ball farther

Would you like to hit the ball farther? For most golfers the answer is yes.

South Tahoe beats Carson 1-0, finishes season undefeated

CARSON CITY -- When the Northern 4A playoffs begin on Saturday, Carson will still be looking for its first goal in three games and South Tahoe will be looking to extend its first unbeaten season since 1999.

Wednesday, October 30

An interesting variety of sport fishing in the year 2002

With the change, last weekend, back to Pacific Standard Time, with "Old Man Winter" sneaking around the corner and with our beautiful, warm weather months now a thing of the past, this is a good time to reflect on the wide variety of fishing, I have experienced this year, to date.

Helped by Carson's tie with South Tahoe, Douglas wins Sierra League title

RENO -- When the final whistle blew Tuesday night following Douglas' 2-0 win over Reno at Foster Field, the Tigers were the Sierra League champions and didn't even know it.

Mitey Mites clinch playoff berth

The Carson Senators Mitey Mite Pop Warner football team continued its dominance in league play with its third straight shutout in a 25-0 win over the Sparks Cardinals.

Tigersharks strong in Reno meet

In her second swim in the 1,000 free, Abby Niehoff improved her time by 10 seconds.E

Bischoff sets state bowling record

Sixty-six-year-old Ed Bischoff put his name in the Nevada State record book when he rolled an 856 series on Monday morning at the Pinon Plaza Bowling Center.

Douglas Tigers and Carson Senators renew old rivalry

Motivation? Are you kidding? There will be no need for any pep talks Friday night when the Carson Senators and Douglas Tigers get together to renew their football rivalry in Minden.

Tuesday, October 29

Monday, October 28

Sunday, October 27

Kilfian rings up win at Silver State rumble

If all goes according to plan, Harly Kilfian will be fighting professionally by this time next year. Saturday night, the 23-year-old Carson City amateur was quite content with his semi-main event victory at the third annual Nevada Day Silver State Rumble.

Lucas wins at Nevada Day Classic

Ellen Lucas has been running the Carson Nugget Nevada Day Classic for longer than she cares to remember. The Gardnerville runner decided to try something different on Saturday and wound up with a new course record.

Another CART defector

The latest in the core group of Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) defectors to the rival Indy Racing League (IRL) is Chip Ganassi, who will field a two-car team in the IRL in 2003.

Galena sweeps singles titles

Galena High School's Andrew Eklov and Julianne Burgarello won the boys and girls singles championships at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Tennis Championships Saturday in Reno.

Saturday, October 26

Already picking next adventure challenge

It's been just over two months since the Nevada 10-in-10 Challenge, when my toes were so blistered it looked like I had stuck them in Mauna Loa, when my knees creaked like a house from the 1920s, but I'm already planning another adventure challenge. I'll never learn my lesson.

Dayton one win away from tying school record after 15-7 victory over ROP

YERINGTON -- Sophomore kicker Trent Wood kicked a pair of field goals and Jake Deen hooked up with Dylan Morris on a 12-yard pass play in the second half as Dayton held off Rite of Passage 15-7 on Friday afternoon.

Elkov and Burarello advance to semifinals

Galena High's Andrew Eklov and Julie Burgarello cruised into the semifinals of the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Tennis Championships.

Champion's champions of 2002

"It's been great racing with everybody," Betz said. "I made a lot of new friends. It was a little tough out there, but I knew if I stayed near the top of the points and raced every race I'd have a chance at the championship.

Friday, October 25

Dayton volleyball defeats North Tahoe

The Dayton volleyball team stayed in first place in the Northern 3A division, improving to 12-1 in league with a 15-7, 15-8, 15-9 win.

Melissa Oglesby prepares for hunt (tennis and buck)

Melissa Oglesby is all packed and ready to take off for a long-awaited deer hunting trip with her father this weekend. There's just one stop they have to make in Reno before they head east to Elko County, though.

Carson volleyball sweeps by South Tahoe

With a dominant performance, the Carson High volleyball team clinched second place in the Sierra League.

Mid-winter chills for mountain hiking

Weather's nice, great for hiking, yeah? Sunny, pleasing temperatures.

Carson girls win ROP meet

The Carson High girls cross country team swept the top four spots in winning the Rite of Passage Invitational on Thursday.

Thursday, October 24

Douglas set for league championship showdown against Reno

It's been a half-century, but the Douglas Tigers and Reno Huskies are getting together to play another championship football game.

The chip and roll

The chip and roll is a shot played from close to the green. It is a low, rolling shot.

Carson football hosts Fallon

It may be a meaningless game as far as the Northern 4A playoffs are concerned, but don't tell that to the seniors of the Carson High football team.

Carson doesn't score for second-straight game, 0-0 vs. Reno

RENO -- The Carson High boys soccer team could very well go into the Northern 4A playoffs next month undefeated and be the least feared team in the tournament. Why? They can't score.

Silver State Gymnastics strong in meet

The Silver State Gymnastics team of Carson City showed impressive talent in Carson City this weekend at the annual Autumn Extreme meet hosted by RAC Gymnastics.

Begman and the Cisco Kid

Dusty Bergman, a 1996 Carson High graduate, has received an up close and personal look at some of the heroes that have led the Anaheim Angels to the verge of winning the World Series.

Gill wins state golf title

Galena High's Luxchmi Gill became the NIAA/U.S. Bank State champion in girls golf on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 23

Motorsports Column for October 20, 2002

Much has been made recently of Chip Ganassi's uncanny perspicacity in picking young drivers, the latest of whom, Jamie McMurray, just won his first Winston Cup race on only his second try.

Carson Pop Warner teams win

The Carson Senator Mitey Mites Pop Warner football team improved to 6-1 with its second straight shutout win, a 19-0 victory over the Lassen Grizzlies.

Kotter, dirt tough and he runs hard

Carson High School running back Chris Kotter is flat-out tough. How tough? Just ask coach Shane Quilling, or anyone who plays defense for the Senators, for that matter.

Fluke goal sends Reno over Carson 1-0

RENO -- If comparative scores mean something, the Carson High girls soccer team might be ready for the Northern 4A playoffs, which begin in two weeks.

Galena volleyball falls to Fallon

The Galena High volleyball team fell 4-15, 14-16, 15-7, 6-15 to Fallon in the two teams' showdown for first in the High Desert League on Tuesday.

Douglas girls soccer kick Spanish Springs

Six different players found the net as Douglas won its Senior Day regular season home finale. More important, the Tigers extended their unbeaten streak to 10 straight games and improved to 11-2-1 in the Sierra League standings.

Gill leads, Christian fires a 91

Galena High's Luxchmi Gill looks to be well on her way to winning the NIAA/U.S. Bank State championship.

Tuesday, October 22

Monday, October 21

Sunday, October 20

Wolf Pack, Burleson catch fire in second half, beat San Jose State 52-24

RENO -- With under a minute left in the first half, the University of Nevada had a defining moment. Not only in the game, which they were losing 17-14 to San Jose State, but in their season.

Tigers beat Tahoe, look forward to title tilt

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE --Craig Bell appears to have a second sense for finding the football. Especially when its loose.

Bell wins Box Stocks

McKena Bell put her name in the winner's column once again in the final race of the season on her way to the season championship in the Box Stock class in Outlaw Karts.

Brekken just misses state tennis berth

Carson High's Josh Brekken just missed out on his bid to advance to the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Championships.

Saturday, October 19

Friday, October 18

Rogers and Brekken win in zone tennis

Carson High's Natalie Rogers and Josh Brekken won their first round matches in the Zone Singles Tennis Championships on Thursday.

Douglas defeats Carson in first-place shoot-out

MINDEN -- Fittingly, the Carson and Douglas high school volleyball teams went back and forth in their Sierra League championship shoot-out on Thursday night

Kalinowski brothers in position to advance, Sear also remains in contention

DAYTON -- For brothers Bobby and Tom Kalinowski, Dayton Valley isn't the proper stage for a good ole' fashioned family rivalry. Maybe that will come during a Tour event this year.

Ski swaps are upcoming

Further signs that the snowsport season is nearing is the upcoming ski sap programs, leading off with the University of Nevada, Reno affair Nov. 8-10.

Senator Midgets win in youth football

The Carson Senator Midget Pop Warner football team improved to 3-3 with a 24-6 win over the Reno Colts.

Carson boys tie Reed

The Carson High boys soccer team tied Reed 1-1 in a non-league game on Thursday in Sparks.

Senators face another key game, this time at North Valleys

There's no letup for the Carson High School football team. Tonight, for the third week in a row, the Senators will face a test that could determine their playoff fate when they travel to Reno for a Sierra League contest against North Valleys.

Thursday, October 17

Mitey Mites roll to victory

The Carson Senators Mitey Mites Pop Warner football team improved its record to 5-1 by beating a shorthanded Truckee team 25-0.

Carson boys beat Fallon

Eric Libby assisted on a pair of first-half goals as the Carson High boys soccer beat Fallon 3-1 in a non-league game on Wednesday afternoon in Fallon.

Finish the swing

After the initiation of the forward swing we continue through impact and to the finish position.

Carson girls cross country wins meet

The Carson High girls cross country team took the top three and five of the top six spots on its way to winning a three-way meet on Wednesday at a course near Western Nevada Community College.

Drew grabs share of lead, Harvey drops seven strokes behind leaders

DAYTON -- After not advancing from the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School the past two years, James Drew is hoping the third time is a charm this week at Dayton Valley Country Club.

Galena, Gill win; Christian qualifies

While Luxchmi Gill and the Galena High girls golf team finished what they started, Carson High's Ciarra Christian did what she had to do to qualify for the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Championships.

It will be the North vs. the South

As far as I'm concerned it's still a state tournament.

Wednesday, October 16

Douglas has lackluster effort in 5-1 win over Hug

Natalie Romanowitz scored two goals and Terran Hadlock had a goal and an assist as Douglas took care of Hug 5-1 on Tuesday in Reno.

Carson volleyball sweeps North Valleys

The Carson High volleyball team set up a showdown for first place in the Sierra League against Douglas by sweeping North Valleys 15-8, 15-3, 15-3 on Tuesday.

That miserable week was not one of my better ones

That miserable, no-good week actually began one week before, when I proudly announced to the entire world that my Outdoors page was making a move from Wednesdays to Thursdays, beginning on Oct. 3.

Former Bonanza star continues success at Dayton Valley, is tied for lead after first round of PGA Tour Qualifying

DAYTON -- Slow play and high scores were the trend during the first round of PGA Tour Qualifying at Dayton Valley Country Club.

Dean Schmanski takes over reigns of Carson wrestling program

Dean Schmanski has a great deal of enthusiasm when it comes to the sport of wrestling. Even more so when it comes to wrestling at Carson High School.

Junior Pee Wee Blue Top Reno Chiefs 32 - 20.

The Carson Senators Junior Pee Wee Blues Pop Warner football team defeated the Reno Chiefs 32-20 on Friday.

Galena girls lead zone golf

As expected, Lux Gill and the Galena High girls golf team dominated the first round of the Northern 4A Zone Golf Championships.

Tuesday, October 15

Monday, October 14

Sunday, October 13

Senators run past Wooster

RENO -- Frank Bleuss was back on the field Saturday afternoon, and that was good news for the Carson High School football team.

Carson High boys soccer defeats Douglas

It's not surprising that Douglas High coach Phil Sheridan and Carson High coach Jim Nealis had somewhat of a different perspective on their boys soccer game Saturday.

Douglas girls soccer beats Carson

Douglas High coach Fred Schmidt likes what he sees in his team. This year's club, Schmidt said, could be just as special as the 2000 team, which won the zone title.

Pace Potties coming to Champion Speedway?

I received an e-mail from Champion Motor Speedway General Manager Jeb Onweiler after last week's column was published.

Dayton volleyball remains undefeated

The Dayton High volleyball team made a huge comeback in the fourth game on its way to staying unbeaten with a win at Lowry on Saturday.

Saturday, October 12

Douglas football routs Sparks

There was no letdown for the Douglas High football team in its 44-6 win over Sparks on Friday at home.

Friday, October 11

Wooster should provide tough test for Carson

The bye week that came in the form of Carson's 61-8 win over South Tahoe ends on Saturday when the Senators play Wooster at 1 p.m. in Reno.

Low season pass prices available

Yes, Heavenly got a dusting of snow the other day up at Monument Peak and with ski season about six weeks away that augers well for the snowsporters.

Junior Midget Blues win fourth straight

The Carson Junior Midget Blue Pop Warner football team won its fourth straight game with a 27-6 victory over Carson Silver.

Carson volleyball sweeps past Reno

The Carson High volleyball team kept pace in the Sierra League by routing Reno 15-2, 15-2, 15-3 on Thursday at home.

Baseball fans unit against the Metrodome

Sorry, West Coast fans, but I'm hoping for a Midwest World Series between the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals.

Thursday, October 10

Family tribute in marathon

After running her first marathon last year in Lake Tahoe, Carol Kuhn figured once may be enough.

Carson boys hand North Valley first loss, 2-1

Eric Libby scored one goal and backup keeper Robbie Liebherr scored what proved to the game-winning goal at the beginning of the second half as Carson beat North Valleys 2-1 on Wednesday in Reno.

More instruction on how to reduce the slice

The initiation of the forward swing is a crucial step not only to cure the slice but also to build a repeating golf swing. The forward swing is initiated by a combination of body motion and arm swing.

Carson golf fails to make zone

For the first time in 10 years under coach Paul Croghan, the Carson High girls golf team will not be playing in the Northern 4A zone tournament.

Wednesday, October 9

Carson boys beat 3A Truckee

Christian Losche and Royal Good each scored goals as the Carson boys soccer team defeated Truckee 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

Carson girls tennis falls to McQueen

It was a frustrating end to an otherwise strong season for the Carson High girls tennis team.

October offers a number of great outdoor opportunities

Apple Hill, Calif. A great location for buying Fall season fruit and vegetables.

Douglas girls tennis team advances

GARDNERVILLE -- There were no surprises Tuesday afternoon when the Douglas High School girls tennis team defeated Tahoe-Truckee, 17.5-5, in the opening round of the Northern 4A Regional playoffs.

Fishing report

Bank fishing productive at Frenchman Reservoir

Dayton Valley to host PGA qualifier

Once again, Dayton Valley Country Club has been chosen to host the first stage of qualifying for the Professional Golfers Association Tour.

Saturday marks 97th Red River Shootout

A lot of football fans are going to tune in to ABC at 12:30 p.m. Saturday expecting to watch the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns play in a game between No. 2 and No. 3 teams.

Nevada men's golf wins its invitational

GENOA -- With the Wolf Pack's top player not at 100 percent and a freshman carding the best score that wouldn't even count, the University of Nevada could have had a built in excuse for not winning it's own tournament.

Junior Pee Wee Blues Youth Football wins

After a two-week layoff and the loss of linebacker and team leader Dominic Cavilia the Carson Junior Pee Wee Blue Pop Warner football team defeated the Sparks Wolfpack 25-20 at home to improve its record to 4-0.

Carson volleyball sweeps Wooster

The Carson High girls volleyball team kept pace in the Sierra League with a 15-6, 15-7, 15-5 win at Wooster on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 8

Nevada's Lawrence Tam a quiet champion

It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Take University of Nevada boxer Lawrence Tam, for instance.

Monday, October 7

Sunday, October 6

Dayton picks up first league win, 35-29 over South Tahoe

TAHOE CITY -- Dayton was about to win another Northern 3A football game and Dust Devil coach Rick Walker started to think about all the other times his team has lost a close game.

Douglas ties South Tahoe girls, remains in second place in league

Douglas High needed a win to get back on top of the Sierra League but could only manage a 2-2 tie with first place South Tahoe on Saturday in Minden.

U.S. Grand Prix may have gone unnoticed

Well, the U.S. Grand Prix is in the history books and it may be the only Formula 1 race the typical American race fan watches all year.

Douglas volleyball defeats South Tahoe

The Douglas High volleyball stayed in first place in the Sierra League with a15-8, 15-7, 15-5 win over South Tahoe.

Saturday, October 5

Silver State Gymnastics strong in meet

The Silver State Gymastics team of Carson City had a strong showing recently at a meet in Grass Valley, Calif.

Galena boys run away with title

It takes five runners to field a championship cross country team. The Galena High School boys showed that Friday afternoon when they turned in a dominating performance to win the team championship at the Carson Invitational.

Friday, October 4

Winless Vikings eager to finally get into easier schedule

It seems as though Carson High has gone from a possible Sierra League title contender to the team everybody wants to play, solely for the fact the Senators offer an opportunity to turn another team's season around.

Carson girls tennis defeats South Tahoe

The Carson High girls tennis team had many heros to clinch third place in the Sierra League.

Carson runners host invite today

Prep runners from around Northern Nevada and California -- even one with some international experience -- will compete today in the Carson Invitational cross country meet.

Galena volleyball beats Sparks

The Galena High volleyball team improved to 6-1 in league play with a 15-1, 15-0, 15-8 win over Sparks.

Douglas faces key game against Wooster

The Douglas High football team now faces the task of moving ahead after a most impressive win.

Dayton volleyball sweeps Truckee

Dayton (9-0) improved to 7-0 in league with a 16-14, 15-6, 15-10 win.

Thursday, October 3

Douglas boys pick up big win, 1-0 over Reno

MINDEN -- Phil Sheridan was caught in a lie. Guess what? He doesn't care.

Carson boys soccer battles to tie with South Tahoe

Dan Burger's first goal of the year came at a time when Carson really needed it, and it came at the most inopportune time for South Tahoe, boys' soccer leaders of the 4A Northern Region Sierra League.

Rankl has good day for Carson golf

There's nothing like starting a round of golf on the right foot, as Carson High School's Liz Rankl came to realize on Wednesday.

Gymnast heading to national progam

It's impressive enough that 10-year-old Krysta Palmer can do one press hand stand, a typical move of strength and flexibility used by gymnasts.

Continuing to work on reducing the slice

As discussed in the previous columns a slice is caused by the clubface being open to the path of the swing.

Wednesday, October 2

The 13th annual Kokanee Salmon Festival at South Lake Tahoe

To reach the Visitor's Center, take U.S. 50 west from Carson City to its junction with California S.R. 89 at South Lake Tahoe (known as the "Y" at South Lake Tahoe).

Carson tennis defeats North Valleys

A win that would clinch a playoff berth was almost taken for granted by the Carson High girls tennis team.

Douglas girls beat Reno 2-1, Carson gets blown out by South Tahoe 5-0

Douglas (6-2 overall, 5-1 league) moves into second place in league with the win and will have a chance at first place when it plays South Tahoe (6-0) on Saturday in Minden. T

Carson teams win in youth football

The Carson Junior Midget Blue Pop Warner football team won a seesaw battle with the Reno Vikings, 13-12, to improve to 3-1.

Fishing report for week of 10/03

Fishing is improving at Davis Lake, Calif.

A tale of big wins in two communities

Mike Rippee was understandably excited when he heard the score from Friday night's Yerington High School football game.

Tuesday, October 1